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Grizzly G0554Z Owner's Manual: Chuck & Faceplate Mounting

14" x 40" gear-head floor lathe.
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Foot brake
the Model g0554z lathe comes equipped with
a foot brake (see Figure 22). the foot brake is
intended to be used primarily as a time saving
tool. the best method for using the foot brake is
to turn the spindle OFF with the spindle lever, then
apply even and moderate pressure to the foot
brake to slow the spindle to a stop.
stepping on the foot brake while the spindle is
ON will kill the power to the spindle motor and will
bring the spindle to a stop. stopping the spindle in
this manner is harder on the machine and should
be reserved for panic situations.
When the foot brake is used, the power lamp
shows that the lathe is energized, but the circuit
to the spindle motor is interrupted. once stopped,
the spindle lever needs to be returned to the cen-
ter position to reset the spindle switches.
Note: Do not confuse the foot brake function with
the emergency stop button. The emergency stop
button cuts power to both the spindle motor and
coolant pump, and must be reset to restore power
to the lathe.
Foot Brake
Figure 22. Foot brake and spindle control lever.
spindle Control lever
chuck & Faceplate
assistance and protect
your hands and the pre-
cision ground bedways
with a chuck cradle or
plywood when removing
lathe chuck! The heavy
weight of a falling chuck
can cause serious injury.
the chucks and faceplate provided with your lathe
are mounted on and removed from the spindle in
the same manner.
Tools Needed for Removing/installing
spindle lock Key ............................................... 1
dead Blow hammer .......................................... 1
Chuck Cradle or plywood
Removing chuck or Faceplate
disConnECt lAthE FroM poWEr!
lay a chuck cradle (see Figure 23) or a pro-
tective layer of plywood under the chuck or
faceplate and over the bedway to protect the
precision ground surfaces from damage and
to prevent fingers from being pinched.
Figure 23. Chuck cradle.
Model g0554z (Mfg 01/09+)
" ............................ 1


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  • teddy martin Feb 06, 2017 03:25:
    where can I get one of these carriage stops at g4003